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Butchery Apprentice EDGE & SON LIMITED

They are looking for a new team member to train from scratch. You will be working within a team environment, in a professional and approachable manner and full training will be given within a team of exceptionally skilled craftsperson within a specialist butchery industry.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm and Saturday - 7.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 42.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    19 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Product making from scratch including bacon, sausages, burgers, biltong and charcuterie
  • Curing
  • Greeting and speaking to customers, providing advice, serving, answering questions, and accepting orders or payments
  • Providing customer with bespoke butchery to meet their needs
  • Coordinating deliveries or order pickups
  • Answering telephone to customer service standards
  • Taking verbal and written messages for management and staff
  • Cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment and ensuring displays and signage are accurate and attractive
  • Weighing, packaging, pricing, and displaying products
  • Keeping safety and cleaning records
  • Cleaning of equipment, premises and buildings to high standards
  • Adhering to food safety and sanitation controls
  • Become accredited with Food Hygeine Certificate
  • Working within a team environment in a professional and approachable manner
  • Full training will be given within a team of exceptionally skilled craftsman

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Be prepared and able to work physically hard in a ‘can do’ environment
  • Be a good team player
  • Be numerate and literate
  • Work in a practical way
  • Have a customer facing and approachable manner

Personal qualities

  • Sociable
  • Polite
  • Happy to work as a team or independently
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Hardworking
  • Ambitious

Desired qualifications

  • English & maths - Minimum acceptable grade E or 2
  • Functional Skills level 1 – English & Mathematics - Pass

Future prospects

  • Because of the scope of roles within the business, it is expected that the trainee will find their niche in retail customer service, in butchery and production, in the abattoir, in business management or in health and safety; however being part of a small team the team all play a part in all aspects of the business

Things to consider

  • Hours will be ideally 42.5 over 5 days. The position is in New Ferry Wirral but candidates must be prepared to travel to Liverpool on occasions to the other outlet in Brunswick Dock at Delifonseca
  • Initially pay will be at apprentice rate for 8 weeks moving to NMW for the age of the candidate for the duration of the apprenticeship

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Edge & Son are an exceptional and unique busy butcher business established 6 generations ago. They source livestock from only local farms and specialise in rare and native breeds. They are the foodies’ choice of meat supplier. They supply many of the top restaurants in the area and they have won many awards for their approach to sourcing, farming and specialist butchery. They are looking for a new team member to train from scratch.





New Chester Road


CH62 1AB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

Butcher Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship training provider for this Apprenticeship
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout and a mentor will be assigned to you
  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period
  • This Standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT
  • Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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